Many favorite holiday entrees, sides, and desserts are filled with added fat, sugar, and sodium. There’s good news though, we can do something about it! Focus on the healthy “star” ingredient of each dish and cut out the extras that usually bring on the added unnecessary calories. For example, there is a recipe featured in this newsletter for a fall apple crisp. Compare the nutrition facts with a traditional apple pie and you save 180 calories, 11 fat grams and 18 carbohydrates per serving!
Pumpkin spice. Two words that start to take over this time of year. Everywhere you look there is pumpkin spice flavored everything, but make sure you check out the nutrition facts label before you indulge in your favorite pumpkin flavored treats!
You Asked It! is a monthly newsletter published each month by the K-State Research and Extension Rapid Response Center. News articles are based on questions received, current food safety issues, or information based on the time of year. Topics featured in the July newsletter include:
Standards like hot dogs and hamburgers come to mind when thinking of barbeques, but why not add fruits and vegetables to your grill? Grilling helps caramelize fruits and vegetables, which brings out their natural sweetness and flavor. Don’t worry about all the pots and pans, one of the nice things about grilling is little clean-up. It’s also a fun and easy way to help you make half your plate fruits and vegetables! The Produce for Better Health Foundation has developed a Healthy Grilling eBook filled with grilling how-to’s and recipes, it can be viewed here http://bit.ly/2qMeZTm
Source: Produce for Better Health Healthy Grilling